Newark Book Festival is a literature Festival that takes place in July in a range of beautiful historic venues across Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.

The 2021 Festival took place from 8 – 11 July in venues and outdoor locations across Newark, with also a selection of events online. See photos from 2021 Festival on Facebook.

As well as author talks and book-signings the ever-popular Literature Village returned to the Market Place, along with Welcome To Wonderland family day at Newark Castle featuring storytelling and creative activities. The 2022 Newark Book Festival is due to take place 7 – 10 July 2022.

Join Us For Winter Wonderland on 11 & 12 December 2021.

We are back in Newark for some festive book fun!

We will be hosting four events (plus a special event for our Festival Friends) across the weekend, plus don’t miss free street theatre, our literature corner of Sunday’s evening market, part of Newark’s Festival of Lights from 3.30-9pm and our Book Festival themed Christmas Tree at the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary Magdalene Church.

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If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer drop us an email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk or use our contact form.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewark.co.uk

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The Festival Bookseller

Books are available for order and sale from our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham. Please do help us in supporting our local independent bookseller and keep an eye out for special Festival offers and signed editions.